Riu Palace Aruba Hosts St. Nicholas To Celebrate The Joyous Feast Of Sinterklaas With Employees’ Children And Grandchildren

Riu Palace Aruba welcomed children, employees, and families to join in the observation of the annual Dutch tradition of the Feast of Sinterklaas on December 3, 2016. Many look forward to St. Nicholas’ birthday as a wonderful reason to come together, exchange gifts, and have good-natured fun.

The holy man from Spain arrived at Riu Palace Aruba with his logbook, gifts, and of course, his Black Piets. Depicted as a bishop, a tradition dating back to 3rd Century AD, and considered a saint within the church, Sinterklaas delivers gifts to children from the middle of November until St. Nicholas Day. This year was no different as St. Nicholas showered over 250 children with gifts and joy during the Sinterklaas Celebration at Riu Palace Aruba.
Hotel staff, their children, and grandchildren celebrated the festive holiday traditions with Sinterklaas and his Black Piets. The hotel staff and attending adults also enjoyed a party successfully prepared by both the Food & Beverage Department and Department of Human Resources at Riu Palace Aruba.
About RIU: The international RIU chain was founded in Mallorca by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the third generation of the family. The company specializes in holiday resorts and over 70% of its establishments offer its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. With the inauguration of its first city hotel in 2010, RIU is expanding its range of products with its own line of city hotels called Riu Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has more than 100 hotels in 18 countries, which welcome over 4 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 27,268 employees. RIU is currently the world’s 29th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean’s most popular, the largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the third largest in number of rooms.